We offer multiple venues for BERD support including face-to-face (drop-in clinics, office hours, consultations) and self-taught (BERD-related videos on our CCTS YouTube channel and the R2T game on our Kaizen learning platform). 

Biostatistics Drop-in Clinics

Bring us your statistical and methodological questions about research projects, manuscripts in progress, responses to peer reviewers, and data management concerns. All are welcome! The CCTS BERD will host in-person consultations through BERD walk-in clinics.  Walk-in clinics will resume in the Edge of Chaos (4th Floor Lister Hill Library) on Mondays from 10-2 and Wednesdays 11:30 to 1. Requests for consultations through Zoom should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Due to the high volume of requests, matching methodologic expertise to the request may take a few days.  However,  we will schedule the ZOOM calls as quickly as possible.

One-on-One Biostats Design Office Hours

We also offer appointments for one-on-one study design consultations. A team of methodologists, including experts in epidemiology, biostatistics, and statistical genetics, is available to collaborate in the design of pilot and feasibility proposals as well as in their review. If other methodological expertise is required in the project design, we will recruit that expertise on your behalf.

For more information or to schedule a consultation, please contact CCTS at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 205-934-7442.

CCTS BERD on YouTube

You will find videos on a variety of BERD enrichment and methods development webinars on our CCTS YouTube channel. We offer over 20 videos on topics from basic (e.g., introduction to biostatistics I and II) to advanced (e.g., design of pilot studies).

For those interested in data management, we suggest you start with "The Fundamentals of Data Management," presented by CCTS BERD CoDirector Dr. David Redden, PhD, Vice Chair, UAB Department of Biostatistics.

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Part 2

CCTS BERD on Kaizen

Our popular R2T game, built on a Kaizen web-based platform developed by CCTS Informatics, helps investigators meet an NIH policy requiring formal training in rigor, reproducibility, and transparency (R2T). Kaizen has been successfully used by the UAB Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, and Public Health to enhance learner engagement and increase retention. R2T gamers can play alone or compete on teams. Learn more

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Data Management Workshop

Facilitated by two well-known data wrangling experts—CCTS BERD CoDirector and UAB Dept. of Biostatics Vice Chair Dr. David Redden and Assistant Professor, Reference Librarian, and Liaison to the UAB School of Dentistry Dorothy Ogden—this three-part workshop will cover creating a data management plan, why metadata is essential to reproducibility, and preventing a data disaster. If you attend all three sessions, you will receive a certificate of completion. You can attend any workshop even if you did not attend the previous workshops. For upcoming workshops, subscribe to CCTS Digest and check our Events page. 

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